Enamel, the outer layer of your teeth, is the toughest part of your body that protects teeth from the daily wear and tear. Over time, consumption of food and drinks high in sugar and acid can take a toll on your teeth. Bacteria produce high acid levels that can erode your enamel. When the hard shell erodes, you might notice sensitivity, but most patients don’t know they have a cavity until they come into the office!
The best thing you can do is try to prevent enamel erosion before it begins. Regular brushing and flossing are the best way to begin as well as regular six-month dental appointments. You can also watch what you are eating! Try to cut back on food and drink that is high in sugar and acidity. Soft drinks, for example, are high in both categories. You can still drink them every once in a while, but limit your consumption and rinse with water afterward.
When It Goes Wrong
When you end up with a cavity anyway, don’t panic! We have a fantastic solution using composite resin fillings. We form this bondable material into the void where your cavity used to be. The material is strong, and it won’t weaken your tooth like metal fillings. We can even make the material match the color of your tooth, so no one will look at your smile and see dark spots on your teeth.
Whenever possible, protect your tooth enamel, but for those times when you end up with a cavity anyway, know that we can help you restore your smile without anyone knowing you’ve had work done! Contact us today to schedule your six-month exam and cleaning. Bring along any questions you might have, and we’ll make sure you get answers!